by Glenn Fairman 4/12/16
Our depraved nature is meant to be tempered by the ancient institutions of civil society: the family, church, political life, and their specific moral rules that govern men who are given to self-interest. Although we cannot totally escape the fruit of that depravity, we can recognize its existence and legislate checks against its onslaught—-primarily by choking the accumulation of political power.
When those ameliorating institutions decay and men bare their teeth, the State arises to tame the cupidity of men, but soon succumbs to the selfsame disease. America’s Constitution can not flourish without a moral people. If it is failing now, it is because we are becoming ungovernable without the threat of coercive force. The Universal Homogenous State means to tame that natural proclivity towards self-interest — and the loss of liberty, in the eyes of those who would be our Masters, is a very small price to pay for the panacea of Procrustean Order.
Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca.
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